WEEKLY’S PICKS OF THE WEEK: A BOOK, A COLLAR, A PODCAST

READ | The Great Alone
From Kristin Hannah, the author of “The Nightingale,” comes “The Great Alone.” Set in the wilds of Alaska in the mid-1970s, it follows the family of Ernt, Cora and daughter Leni. The book captures the splendor of the region and the struggle to survive, while also touching on topics like the patriarch’s PTSD, young love and domestic abuse.

BUY | Fi Collar
This smart dog collar is well designed (read, small) and waterproof. It can run on wifi or GPS and the battery will last up to three months. The cool part is that it sends the owner a text message as soon as it detects the animal has left the yard, then provides a location with sensitivity up to a 7-foot radius. Oh, and it’s got a cool little LED light, too, so Fido can see on night rambles. It costs $150. Visit shop.tryfi.com.

LISTEN | Pod Save America
This is a twice-weekly podcast featuring four guys from the Obama administration — Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor — talking politics. Recent episodes were titled “America’s Crazy Uncle,” “Willy Wonka and the Covid Factory” and “Kamala at me, bro!” The show’s guests include politicians, entertainers, activists and journalists. Wherever you get your podcasts.

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